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Printable Chore Chart

It is time for all of us to follow through with those New Year’s resolutions we made just a few weeks ago. Now that my kids are getting older (10, 8, and 4), I made a resolution to have them help with cleaning the house.  And to make sure I actually follow through this year, I created a printable chore chart.

DIY Printable Chore Chart

Now I realize it takes work (on our end) to do chore charts, but they are great accountability for everyone.  Chore charts provide instant gratification for the kids – checking off a list or task is always a good thing! Here’s the free chore chart I created, and you can personalize it for your child (or husband):

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To open and save your own chore chart printable, Click HERE –> CHORE CHART

And if you want to laminate and frame the chart as I did, here’s the tutorial:

Making a DIY chore chart Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Glue Gun
  • Twine
  • Wood Stain (I used dark walnut)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Xacto Knife
  • Balsa Wood (or thin pieces of wood) *I found my balsa wood in a pack at Hobby Lobby.

Balsa Wood

Measure and cut your wood.  I made mine slightly larger than the 8.5-inch printout.

Adding Stain

Next, I stained my piece of wood.

Making a chore chart

While the stain was drying, I lamented my printout.  If you have access to a laminating machine, that is your best bet.  We are laminating it so we can use dry-erase markers and use the chore chart week after week.  I used clear contact paper, but it’s a little more stubborn with the dry-erase markers.  I noticed the red doesn’t erase very well on the clear contact paper.  (Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes work great for erasing!)

Adding contact paper

I measured and cut my contact paper allowing an inch or two to hang off the top and bottom.

DIY Chore Chart

This extra material is where you will attach the wood frame.

Adding Hanger to print

I glued the twine to the extra contact paper.

Adding Hanger

Then, I added glue to the balsa wood and attached it to the chore chart on the extra contact paper – covering where I attached the twine.

Adding Glue

Add a piece to the bottom, and you’re done!

Chore Chart

I used permanent markers for my kids’ names and chores.  The kids use a dry-erase marker to mark their chores.

Printable Chore Charts DIY

Go get those kids to work!

Go create something!

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33 thoughts on “Printable Chore Chart

  1. So cute! I’ve found that using the “Vis-a-Vis” markers, the ones that were used on overhead transparency sheets, actually work on lamination and contact paper soon much better than dry erase markers! You just have to be willing to wipe them down with something damp, but they erase so much better. After a while all my laminated stuff started to look dingy when I was using dry erase, and this seems to help it hold up so much better. I hope this tip helps! 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for this printable! I just love the design and just made one for both of my kids to use to help out around the house a little more.

  3. This is a great chore chart! I love the clean look. Thank you for sharing it! I hope you’re not still lamenting your lack of a laminator. 😉 Sorry… I’m sure it was autocorrect, but your paragraph about laminating the chart says that you lamented it. 🙂 That gave me a chuckle.

  4. Hi there. Just wondering if this printable comes in an editable version. This one is my favorite of all I’ve seen but I want to be able to type into it.
    Thanks!
    Elizabeth

  5. I love this chart! Is there any chance this chore chart is (or could be) available in 5×7 size? I have a Command Center where I am using three 5×7 frames for kid chores. Please?! 🙂

  6. Hello! I am adding kids name and chores inPSE and I would like font to match. Can you please tell me what font your used?

  7. Thank you so much! This is super cute and having a family that struggles with ADHD, we need to make good habits and stick with our routines, I will be starting this today!

  8. I went back to school in the fall, and this chore chart finally got my kid doing chores regularly, which was amazing because I spent 3 evenings a week in front of the computer on 2-3 hour zoom calls every evening! With this the kid knew what was expected, and when she was done she could go watch tv. And as a single mom, I just could NOT keep up with the basics without her help. Even the mental work of having to tell/remind her to do chores was becoming too much, but with this on the fridge (same daily chores every week) some of these are becoming a habit for her. Thank you!

    Now I”m going to try to make one or a modified one for myself as well, for accountability to her, as well as to remind myself to do things like take out the trash on trash day, etc. When you add school to the mix the mental space becomes too limited to remember things! haha. I figure at this point if I put up a chart for myself, the kid will keep me on track too!

    1. I’m so glad the chart was helpful for you! By the way, I don’t know you, but I’m so proud of you! Being a single mom AND doing school – how awesome!! I love that you are making a chart for yourself as well. You are one awesome momma – and woman!